Mingora - Focal point of Socio Economic and Cultural Activities

Mingora may not be as well-known as other Pakistani cities, but it is a beautiful place.

It is a large city in the Swat Valley of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is the third-largest city in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the 26th largest city in Pakistan.

Mingora is a tiny, but lovely tourist spot worth visiting.

Mingora Swat

City has a lot of lovely locations. 

In Mingora, Pakistan offers some of the greatest and lovely locations, some of them are well known and very attractive. .

Mingora is the main entry point and base station to the Swat valley. The majority of people arrive in city through the Swat Motorway from the south end of the valley.

Swat Motorway

Some of the interesting things to do and places to see at this secret location will astound you. You might want to return sometime to Mingora to spend your vacation.

Continue reading if you are planning a trip to Pakistan and are unsure if Mingora should be on your list. We’ve compiled a list of things to do in and the surrounding area.

1. Swat Musem

This museum is located on the Mingora-Saidu Road in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Under the auspices of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Swat and the Wali of Swat, the museum was founded in 1959 to house Wali’s collection of antiquities.

Swat Musem

2. Fizagat Park

One kilometre away from Mingora, Fizagat Park is located.

Fizagat Park is a recreational park in Pakistan’s Mingora neighbourhood. It is a famous tourist attraction for visitors to the Swat Valley.

The flowing stream of freshwater from the Swat River is the major attraction of this park. Other attraction includes zoo, river lifts, cable cars, and river boats.

This is a must visit place in Mingora, Swat valley of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Fizagat Park

3. Butkara Stupa

The Butkara Stupa is a significant Buddhist stupa located near Mingora in Swat, Pakistan.

It is said to have been constructed by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, although it is commonly dated to the second century BCE.

During the ensuing centuries, the stupa was expanded five times, each time by building over and enclosing the preceding construction.

Butkara Stupa

4. Swat Wonder World Park

This Park is one of the best places to visit in Swat.

The is on the river’s edge and on the main GT road, which is easily accessible and offers a beautiful view. It has a river on one side and mountains on the other.

The attraction of this park includes rides, cafeteria, ice cream bars, snack bars, you can also buy ornaments and other decoration stuff.

Swat Wonder World Park
Swat Wonder World Park

5. Mingora Bazar

Mingora Shopping Bazar is an old Bazar famous for shopping of cloths, handicrafts, garments, and other necessary items.

Mingora Bazar

6. Swat Emerald Mines

 Due to the remarkable clarity, bright deep green hue, and natural hexagonal crystal forms, the Swat Emerald is famous throughout the world.

The Swat Emerald is locally known as Zamurd.

These lovely diamonds are from the Fizagat mines near Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Swat had three active emerald mines at one point, but only the Mingora mine is still operational now.

Swat Emerald Mines Fizagat Mingora

7. Bypass Hotels & Restaurants

There are many beautiful places and restaurants to stay, eat and enjoy. It includes Mingora Bypass Hotel, Swat Continental Hotel, Swat Guest House, Hotel Pameer and may more.

Mingora Bypass Hotel is the famous one. It has 25 rooms with a lot of facilities including 24 hours room service, free WIFI, parking, elevator, picnic spot, terrace, laundry service and many more.

Mingora Bypass Hotels
Mingora Bypass Hotels

The best restaurants in Mingora includes Hujra restaurants Swat, Swat Marina, and many more.

Hujra restaurant Swat
Hujra Restaurant Swat

8. Chena Shopping Market

This market is well-known place for women shopping such as shoes, cloths, bridal, cloths, cosmetics, crockery, kids wear etc.

It is situated in rushed area but you can buy almost all the things used in home.


In comparison to the higher swat areas, the weather in Mingora is typically pleasant and warm. On a yearly basis, the weather averages around 19°C.

The warmest months in Mingora are June and July, with average temperatures of 30°C. However, the coldest months  are January and February, when the average temperature falls to 5°C.